In September 2018, the Board asked Administration to bring as a report what would happen if the November 6, 2018 referendum did not pass. Administration began bringing reports October 1 that showed how much it would cost and how long it would take just to improve security, fix infrastructure, improve accessibility and upgrade classrooms. These are the projects the Board said it would complete regardless of the referendum outcome because some are required by law and some are necessary due to the age or condition of the item. These projects total $42 million. Following the failure of the November 6 referendum, the Board called a series of Special Meetings to discuss the cuts they would make in order to pay for the $42 million in projects.
With aprroximately $1.8 million in annual operational funds dedicated to construction projects, the Board needs to allocate at least an additional $2.1 million in the 2019-20 fiscal year to begin work on these life safety and security projects, and complete them within six years. In order to allocate the additional $2.1 million, the Board voted to make cuts at the December 17 Regular Action Meeting. Those cuts can be found on the Summary of 2019-20 Cuts link on the left.